Coolings Diploma in Garden Design (2 Years)

Course Length: 2 Years

Tutor: Alex Lindsay BA Hons, GD DIP

Cost: £699 per year (includes 10% Family Card discount)

Starts Monday 17th September 2018, 1pm – 4pm.

What will I learn?
This course covers similar content to the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in garden design, but takes a more 'hands on' approach to equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become garden designers.
The course keeps a balance of creative design work within the group and lectures on planting, design and hard landscaping.

Students get a chance to apply the information they learn to a variety of real residential site designs. Each term approaches a site with a different challenge and private tutorial sessions are given to help the students development as the course progresses.

Applicants are advised to have their own drawing board and some drawing materials. These are not essential at the start of the course and advice will be given as to appropriate choices.


Site visits are made with the group not only to the project sites but to inspiring gardens and landscapes mentioned in the historical lectures on garden design.
Students are given a whole term to complete each project but this includes design work to be done outside the class as well. Guidance will be given and plenty of time is given to account for students balancing the course with work and family life.

Should you have any further queries relating to this course please telephone Lesley Webster at Coolings Nurseries Ltd on 01959 532269 or